B&Q (part of Kingfisher)
Author: Karen Chan, New Zealand Herald
Most major retailers appear to be turning a blind eye to the conditions their goods are made under. Just a handful of 20 major retailers surveyed by the Business Herald confirmed they had formal processes in place for checking whether suppliers met...
Author: Rachelle Jackson, Director of Research and Development at CSCC, a corporate social responsibility service provider, in Ethical Corporation
Significantly, after recognising that “labour standards are of greatest concern beyond the first-tier suppliers,” FTSE4Good will currently limit the application of the supply chain labour standards criteria to the first-tier suppliers only, or those...
[PDF] Protecting Public Health, Increasing Profits And Promoting Innovation By Benchmarking Corporate Governance of Chemicals in Products
Author: Richard A. Liroff, World Wildlife Fund
[Case studies on Samsung, Fujitsu, Sony, SC Johnson, Nike, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Gerber Products (part of Novartis), Chiquita. Also refers to Apple, Avon, Baxter, Compaq (part of Hewlett-Packard [HP]), Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, Abbott...
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- Related companies: 3M Abbott Laboratories Apple Avon B&Q (part of Kingfisher) Baxter International Body Shop (part of L'Oréal) Boots (now Alliance Boots) Bristol-Myers Squibb Cardinal Chevron Chiquita Compaq (part of HP) Dow Chemical DuPont Eastman Kodak Fujitsu General Electric Georgia-Pacific (part of Koch Industries) Great Lakes Chemical HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM IKEA J.C. Penney Kimberly-Clark Kingfisher Marks & Spencer Nike Novartis Samsung SC Johnson Sony Supervalu Tyco Weyerhaeuser
Author: Rachelle Jackson, director of research & development at CSCC (corporate social responsibility service provider), in Ethical Corporation
When examining supply chain labour standards, homework, or cottage industries, remain one of the great challenges for companies...[refers to Nike, B&Q (part of Kingfisher)]
Author: Rachelle Jackson, CSCC, in Ethical Corporation
Many retailers use “procurement policies” to define and guide their wood sourcing decisions...Most of these policies endorse outside forest management standards as a means of reaching this goal; perhaps the best known of these is the Forest...
Author: Chris Elliot, Director of WWF's Global Forest Programme, WWF News
The FSC [Forest Stewardship Council] was formally established in September 1994...Ten years later, nearly 50 million hectares — an area larger than Spain — in 62 countries are certified by independent certification bodies accredited by the FSC. ...
Author: Maxine Frith, Independent [UK]
The company [Marks & Spencer] came bottom of a league table, compiled by the campaign group, Greenpeace, of companies that offer furniture products made from ethically-sourced timber...Only Asda [part of Wal-Mart] had a similarly bad record.....
Author: Agenda Scotland & Scottish Consumer Council
[refers to Co-operative Group, Focus-Wickes, BT, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Homebase (part of GUS), B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Shell, Littlewoods, Cafédirect]
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- Related companies: B&Q (part of Kingfisher) BT Cafédirect Co-operative Bank (part of Co-operative Group) Co-operative Group Co-operative Insurance Society (part of Co-operative Group) GUS Homebase (part of Home Retail Group) Kingfisher Littlewoods Shell Tesco